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BHP at Risk of Credit Rating Downgrade on Oil Business Sale

Aug 24, 2021

BHP Group is at risk of a two-notch downgrade that would provoke its lowest ever credit rating as the sale of its petroleum business raises the miner's dependence on its major business of iron ore, S&P Global said on Tuesday.BHP has agreed to…

Worley Lands Jansz-Io Compression Gig with Chevron

Aug 23, 2021

U.S. oil giant Chevron has awarded the Australian engineering firm Worley a contract for the provision of engineering and construction management services in support of Chevron’s recently sanctioned $4 billion Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project in Australia…

Santos Selects Altera for Dorado FPSO FEED

Aug 23, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has awarded the FEED contract for the FPSO for the Dorado project offshore W. Australia to Altera Infrastructure.Located in the Bedout Sub-basin, Dorado is an oil and gas project which is planned to be developed in two phases…

Minister Blasts Activists Protesting Against Offshore Seismic Blasting in Australia

Aug 20, 2021

Australian Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt said Thursday that protestors attempting to disrupt gas exploration to the west of King Island in Australia's Bass Strait were wasting time and energy and has called for them to allow ConocoPhillips to proceed with work…

Karoon Energy Names New CFO

Aug 20, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy has this week named Ray Church as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.Church will start with Karoon on  September 27. 2021. Current Chief Financial Officer,  Scott Hosking, will oversee…

Woodside Paying New Female CEO 25% Less than Predecessor

Aug 20, 2021

Woodside Petroleum is paying new CEO, Meg O'Neill, around 25% less than her predecessor, even as she embarks on sealing a deal to double the size of the Australian company to turn it into a top 10 independent oil and gas producer.Details of…

ABB to Power Chevron's Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) Project in Australia

Aug 19, 2021

ABB has secured a contract worth around $120 million to supply the overall Electrical Power System (EPS) for Chevron's multi-billion-dollar Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project, offshore W. Australia.The Jansz-Io field is located around 200 kilometers offshore the north-western coast of Australia…

Opinion: BHP's Petroleum Exit Shows Oil and Gas May Follow Coal's Path to Toxic Status

Aug 19, 2021

The market hasn't exactly cheered BHP Group's proposed exit from its oil and gas business, with shares of both the mining giant and the acquirer, Woodside Petroleum, tumbling in the wake of deal.A point of concern for investors is that BHP may have sold the assets too cheaply…

Investors Jittery Over $29B Woodside, BHP Oil and Gas Deal

Aug 18, 2021

Shares in BHP Group and Woodside Petroleum fell on Wednesday as investors on both sides raised questions about the value of the Perth-based oil and gas group's proposed $29 billion merger with BHP's petroleum arm.While a 6% fall in BHP's share…

BHP Agrees to Sell Oil and Gas Business to Woodside

Aug 17, 2021

BHP Group has agreed to sell its petroleum business to Woodside Petroleum in a merger to create a top 10 independent oil and gas producer worth A$38.5 billion ($28 billion) with growth assets in Australia and the Americas.BHP's exit from petroleum…

Australia: Santos Says Oil Search Buy Would Help Speed Up Pivot to Clean Fuels

Aug 17, 2021

Santos Ltd expects its planned takeover of Oil Search, creating a A$20 billion ($15 billion) company, will help the combined group weather the energy transition better than if they remained separate.The companies agreed an all-scrip deal earlier…

Woodside Confirms Talks to Buy BHP's Oil and Gas Business

Aug 16, 2021

Australian oil company Woodside confirmed Monday it has been in talks with BHP over the potential acquisition of BHP's oil and gas business.'Woodside notes recent speculation regarding a potential transaction between Woodside and BHP Petroleum…

Drumbeat Grows Louder for BHP to Ditch Oil & Gas Business

Aug 13, 2021

Expectations are growing that BHP Group Ltd will deliver a verdict on the future of its petroleum business at its results next week, as it comes under increasing pressure to cut its fossil fuel footprint.The world's biggest miner has been facing…

Chevron taps Baker Hughes for Jansz-Io Subsea Compression Manifold

Aug 10, 2021

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes has won a contract with Chevron to deliver subsea compression manifold technology for the Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project offshore W. Australia.Using its Subsea Connect early engagement approach, Baker…

Fugro Completes USV Remote Inspection for Woodside

Aug 06, 2021

Fugro has used its first operational Blue Essence uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 12 m Fugro Maali, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of three gas trunklines in the North West of Australia for the Woodside operated North West Shelf Project…

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